“The Brooklyn-based producer Nick Dawson, a.k.a ‘Bookworms’ has been turning heads in the city with his psychedelic techno since the late aughts…like listening to a techno or house record that’s been doped up on tabs of acid and having one revelatory experience after another…” — Michael Scott Barron, thump.vice.com
uncertain (Buffalo, N.Y.)
uncertain is a post-industrial musick project started by Florian-Ayala Fauna around 2007. Her project is highly influenced by the occult and the work of artists including Coil, Current 93, Aleister Crowley, and many others of esoteric tradition. Many albums have involved her fiancé, Felix Keigh, contributing vocals and lyrics, establishing a great emotional depth set within the æthyrl soundscapes. Together they represent a movement in the underground community of LGBTQ+ and transgender artists coming into their respective scenes, going against societal norms any way they can. Florian and Felix are both transgender; Florian being an intersex trans-femme with XXY chromosomes, and Felix establishing himself as a transman in recent years. The emotional struggles with transgender issues and various chronic and psychological conditions feeds into their intense, sublime, and emotionally raw esoteric moon musick.
Hard electronix & noise/sound art poetry attack: currently featuring writers & performers Jeff Grunthaner and Ben Tripp. Anyone who wishes to become a president of Antikythera can be one. Please address all correspondence to weareantikytheraATgmailDOTCOM.
Searmanas is the solo moniker of electronic producer Niabi Aquena. Originally hailing from the Shanandoah Valley in rural Virginia, Aquena has based her musical practice in New York City for almost two decades. A classically trained pianist and vocalist, her musical evolution has led her to experiment with electronic hardware. The sound of Searmanas explores the role of ceremony within urban experience, resulting in severe, textured landscapes with touches of sparse vocals. Her wordless poetry ranges from industrial glitches to layered, oceanic progressions, all tied together by an aura of questioning and chaos. Conceived in 2016, Searmanas has already performed with the likes of John Bender, Hieroglyphic Being, Miho Hatori, and Mahogany. She is a member of Brooklyn-based new media collective CHASM and regularly performs live in NYC and beyond.
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“Global synesthesia for the accustomed youth.”